Cima delle Stellune
Back-country skiing • Val di Fiemme
Grade: Intermediate/difficult - BSA (Good Alpine Skier) 40°; crampons/ice axe
A marvellous ski-mountaineering trail through a wild, spectacular setting. The first part is easy but long, since it follows the forest road and slopes on the right side of the Rivo delle Stue. The final stretch of the trail, instead, follows the splendid and attractive north-western ridge of Cimon delle Stellune, which requires certain skill and a steady pace with an ice axe and crampons. This trail is therefore ideal for expert ski-mountaineers. The views from the summit are truly amazing.
Safety informationAlways check the avalanche bulletin and assess the snowpack in the area.
Special care must be taken along the stretch of the trail that leads to Forcella di Val Moena and along the last slope to the peak, where the stability of the snowpack needs to be carefully assessed.
The long stretch along the ridge is not easy. Watch out for any ledges.
When there is snow cover at low altitudes, you need to start out from Località Zocchi situated along the lower road at an altitude of 1132m.
EquipmentIce axe, crampons; ski crampons are often useful.
Getting thereGo to Castello di Fiemme along the SS48 main road through the Val di Fiemme or along the SS612 main road from Val di Cembra. Go along the Fiemme valley to Molina di Fiemme, and then continue to Passo del Manghen along the Val Cadino. Continue uphill to the pass until you get to Località Zocchi (forest house on the right - 1132m), where you can park your car. You can often get to Ponte delle Stue by car, (1240m - 1.5 km further ahead), thus avoiding the long initial part of the road. For information about the condition of the road to Passo Manghen, please telephone: +39 0462 341332 (Bar Ristorante Pineta).
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.